Gosport College to pay tribute to Falklands soldier

Supervisor Emily Moore, left, and deputy supervisor Becky Lansley, back right, with children from Hambledon Pre-School getting ready for their Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children

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A COLLEGE will celebrate the life of a former pupil who was killed in the Falklands war on his 18th birthday.

Private Neil Grose, of Gosport, was shot in the early hours of June 11, 1982, during the Battle of Mount Longdon.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death a service of remembrance will be held for him at St Vincent College, Gosport, at midday on Monday.

And a tree, planted in his memory in his old school grounds, will be rededicated from 11.15am. His family welcome anyone who knew Neil and refreshments will be available.

Three decades ago Neil and his comrades from Third Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 Para) came under heavy fire as they attempted to storm an Argentine gun position.

Neil was shot in the chest and died three hours later in the arms of one of his friends on a freezing hillside.

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